Category Archives: Music (recording)

Punch In

Anyone who believes that recording is an antiseptic mechanical process has never been inside a studio like Mohr Fire. This weekend, Donald, Josh, and Mike,  the gamboling drummers of Celtic Legacy (Kiltic), got mic’d up and sticks down with piper Ben Holmes and … Continue reading

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Nice Niche Part 1: The Sweetest Sound

Our dominant culture defines privilege by money and stuff. That we recognize the fundamental wonkiness of this belief system, does not keep us from conforming to it. Yet, direct opposition feeds validity to our foe. Better we transcend the arbitrary barrier, … Continue reading

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Looking for It: Part Two

I used to say I don’t blog because if I did, I’d never have time to write. In my writing life, I see myself as a novelist, and I have to fight to fit that role into the confines of … Continue reading

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Paul

“I can envision stopping because it would make life so much simpler, but the reason that every time I’ve stopped, I’ve started, is because it’s a missing piece. It’s a part of my mental health. This is better therapy than … Continue reading

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Matt

” The impermanence of live performance is such a great thing. It’s burned into your memory. You try to pick out every detail of what was going on and you just can’t, which is what makes it beautiful .” The Gear … Continue reading

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Byrd

“Some things are just right, and if you try to do that type of thing, it’s gonna be easier because it was right to start with.” It’s a postcard perfect  summer day: the sun is warm but not blistering, the … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 4: Nice Niche

Paul says, “What I like about the people who come here on a semi-regular basis is the mixture: Classical, Traditional… We’ve had some Central City Opera people. We have Rogue Sound. Paul explains that the two songs Tamra Hayden had … Continue reading

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